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Reviewed 30 June 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed at Seachange lodge for about 3/4 of our stay in Port Villa and we should have just stayed the whole time (not that here was anything wrong with the second place). Ian was the best host you could wish for, along with Oli and Justin (his friend staying from Australia). Both of us have travelled...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to meet you both and to have you stay with us. Special thanks to Justin who i know contributed to making your stay more enjoyable. Welcome back anytime :-) Best Wishes, Ian, Oli & (Justin)

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Great accomodation options for families, couples or singles. We stayed 3 weeks and tried two of them from up top in the cottage to down right on the waters edge. Both fantastic. Service from Ian, Oli and the staff was excellent and nothing was too much trouble for them. The location is a handy walk to well stocked supermarket or...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and we will pass on your thanks to the staff who we know try hard to make our guests stay a memorable one. We look forward to accommodate you on your next visit to Vanuatu and we will make sure the tide continues to go in and out until your return. Hope is not...

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our family recently stayed at Vatu House for a week. What a great house, set in tropical grounds, right on the tranquil lagoon; it's very roomy, comfortably sleeping up to 10 so our group of 6 adults had more than enough space to spread out (3 toilets, 2 bathrooms!) and the pool table brought out the competitive streak in us...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure having your large family stay with us and we were pleased we could help out at short notice. Happy helping you out with your other bookings and i hope everything has been gone good. Once again thanks you for your feedback, Sad that you had to leave but rest assured Pluto will be there to welcome...

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Our family recently stayed at the Vatu Guest House, just down the road from Seachange & managed by them. While Vatu is a very nice older styled home it is somewhat dated and in need of a makeover. Comfortable enough for our larger family for an extended stay, great location & lovely view over the lagoon. The Pool Table was...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Glad we were able to accommodate your large family under the one roof and that you've enjoyed your stay and appreciate your points on the fit out. However glad that you've also enjoyed the use of the pool table :-) that keeps you busy when its raining. Once again thanks for choosing to stay with us, Best Regards; Ian Kerr...

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 April 2016

I have been to stay at Seachange Lodge twice now. On both of my trips Ian and Oli looked after me extremely well, and I'd recommend staying if you are after good budget accommodation that feels home from home - it's always a warm welcome and has a fantastic view of the lagoon. The gardens are great, and now recovering...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Its always nice to get return guests, especially from the United Kingdom :-) Thank you for your kind comments and we look forward to welcome you back on your next visit. Best Regards; Ian & Oli

Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a studio at seachange for 4 nights and had a great time. There's a small pool to have a dip in and cool down, kayaks which you can borrow for free to go into the lagoon and to erakor resort (about a 40min paddle) and pretty gardens with recliners, parasols and tables. The owner Ian was very...

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SeachangeLodge, Owner at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your stay with us at Seachange. You certainly make good use of your 4 days with lots of activities. My manager Oli is always here to assist you in any activities, tours, trips if you choose to come back and stay with us again. Always happy to have you back. Best Regards; Ian & Oli

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Beautiful stay in the Lagoon Lodge thankyou Ian. We loved the privacy of the lodge, ability to self cater, fresh mangos, papaya and coconuts for brekkie just outside the door, cool seabreezes even in January too! So nice to have Ians advice about where to go and even a ride in the back of the truck to see a great...

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

We really enjoyed your company, and thank you for the kind comments. We were glad we are able to accommodate you at short notice, and thank you for supporting the local tours and shows. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Regards; Ian & Oli

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Booked through Flight centre. Loved the photos on line. Could not wait for my holiday to start. So arrive late at night at the lodge. Then was taken an out 5 doors down the street to a 'studio' building? It had not been cleaned for ages. Dust on all screens, gecko poo on all window frames. Drainage on shower was...

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and concerns Robyn. As you are aware we were communicating directly for a room for you at Seachange, when you managed to book a unit through a Wholesaler when in actual fact our availability inventory was incorrect. In order to honour the booking, we found alternative accommodation offsite. We have noted your comments...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We spend several relaxed days where we could rest in a quiet place while being close enough to the city centre for all our activities. Staff is very friendly and helpful and they can organize activities for you. I would absolutely recommend it to solo travellers, couples, families etc. Internet connection works great and it's free.

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, and pleased you had a relaxed stay at Seachange. Look forward to your next visit.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Really enjoyed our 4 night stay at Seachange. We liked the included kayak and appreciated the helpful advice from Ian the manager about things to do and places to eat. We liked the swimming pool overlooking the lagoon. Kitchen was well stocked with all supplies. Ian was very friendly and helpful and always available. He went the extra mile by...

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SeachangeLodge, Manager at Seachange Lodge, responded to this review

We really enjoyed your company and pleased that you are able to relax after hearing about your busy lifestyle. Taxi's usually arrive on time to get guests to the airport on time but we always offer a back up service just in case. Thanks for the note about the fan which we have now replaced. Look forward to welcoming you...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A truly special place for special people, with an ambience you can't buy. Six units tucked away in an exotic tropical garden. It’s like visiting a friend's house instead of being in a commercial resort. From the Waterside Chalet, to the Garden Cottage that is ideal for two couples or a family group, to the single room studios, the care to detail makes Seachange Lodge that very special place. ... more   less 

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Address: Captain Cook Avenue, Port Vila, Efate, Vanuatu
Region: Vanuatu > Efate > Port Vila
Price Range: €63 - €144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Seachange Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“All good, the Garden Cottage is great, the Lagoon Chalet even better.”
 of 5 bubbles parkvista17, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Studio 1 has a good view of the lagoon whereas the more expensive chalets right on the water involve a steep drive or a short uphill walk.”
 of 5 bubbles Tulip1511, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
“the sea view room has nice terrace with a view over the lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles 108janniec, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Look at all the options to pick the best room(s) arrangement to suit you. .”
 of 5 bubbles hedleyp2015, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“cool breezes in waterside chalet and lagoon lodge, good airconditioning large garden cottage”
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